Johnson County

The Big Horn National Forest has issued a media release that states that Forest Service firefighters plan to conduct a prescribed burn today about one mile west of U.S. Highway 16 in Tensleep Canyon.

Wyoming First Lady Carol Mead announced Thursday that she will be running in the New York Marathon this November - but there's a catch. Mead will wear a ceremonial bib in honor of eight University of Wyoming cross country runners who were tragically killed by a drunk driver in 2001.

The Lake DeSmet Counties Coalition Joint Powers Board held their October meeting in Buffalo Thursday evening and the main topic of discussion at the meeting was the possible separate marketing of water rights by Johnson and Sheridan Counties.

Story Volunteer Fire Department Chief Mike Onstott told Public Pulse host Ron Richter about what the department needs. Since January, it has more than doubled in size from six to 15 volunteers.

City Attorney Ben Kirven gave a report to the city council at their meeting this week, updating them on various projects he is currently working on the issues at the city's waste water treatment plant.

At their regular meeting this week, the Johnson County Commissioners approved Resolution No. 460, amending the budget to show additions to Funds 21 and 52 and a payment from the General Fund for equipment.

Sheridan and Johnson Counties are continuing to have discussions concerning the proposed lease of water rights at Lake DeSmet by the Wyoming Game and Fish, in what appears to be preparations for today's Lake DeSmet Counties Coalition Joint Powers Board meeting in Buffalo.

Good news for parents: you don't have to cook breakfast Saturday morning! Instead, get dressed, grab your kids, and head to the Junior High Gymnasium for a free breakfast, courtesy of Raising Readers in Wyoming.

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